James P. Williams, 81, of Slatington passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 in his home. He was the husband of Helene (Theilmann) Williams, whom he married on May 13, 1960. Born in Emerald, on July 23, 1939, he was the son of the late Walter and Ida (Lichtenwalner) Williams.
He served his country honorably and proudly in the US Army from 1958-1962. Jim was an active member of St. John’s UCC, Slatington. He was employed by Lehigh County as a deputy sheriff and served as chief deputy for a period of time. Following his retirement on April 1, 1995, he continued to work part time for the County, helping with sheriff sales, and was former auditor for Washington Township.
Jim was a life member of the Slatington Masonic Lodge, #440 F & AM, Fraternal Order of Police, Grundsau Nummer 18, Emerald Star Hose Co #1, Slatington Skeet & Sporting Assoc., Heidelberg Fish & Game, Big Six Hunting Camp and the American Legion, Post 16, Slatington and Post 601, Sonestown.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children: Thomas J. Williams and wife Tracey of Slatington, Jeryl L. and husband Kevin Kulp of Kutztown, Terry J. Williams and wife Melissa of Slatington; grandchildren: Brett Kulp, Ryan Kulp, Jessica Olewine, Aaron Kulp, Evan Williams, Jillian Olewine; brother: Preston Williams and wife Beverly of Slatington; sister: Rosalie Williams and companion Denver Fink of Coplay. He was preceded in death by a sister Grace Lewis wife of Robert Lewis of Slatington.
Graveside service 11AM Saturday, November 7, 2020 Jacobs Church Cemetery, 8373 Kings Hwy, New Tripoli PA 18066. Arrangements under the care of Harding Funeral Home, Slatington. Contributions in Jim’s name can be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter - Allentown, 600 Corporate Circle, Suite 103, Harrisburg, PA 17110